Two weeks ago we packed up our small apartment in San Diego and headed south on the biggest adventure of our lives. Here’s a peek into our lives since leaving. [Read more…]
There’s little in life more relaxing than time spent in natural spaces, lofted between the trees, swinging to the
breeze. [Read more…]
We spent the beginning of July in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. We arrived shortly after a hurricane had passed by, creating lots of surf for the week we were there. [Read more…]
After finding a promising craigslist post with a tempting ’87 VW campervan in Sacramento, we made the call to start our Sonoma trip a day early to check out the van. We passed on the van but enjoyed a lazy day in the city all the same. [Read more…]
In recent years there has been a powerful movement in the surfing community away from high-performance, “serious” surfing and towards a more fun, lighthearted encounter with the ocean.
With this in mind I recently purchased a Beater from Catch Surf. The Beater is a very short soft-top surfboard designed to be ridden in blackball areas of beaches where surfing is normally prohibited.
The board is goofy and feels strange under my feet. Surfing it is sort of like trying to speak after a Novocain injection at the dentist. Something normally effortless and elegant is suddenly made foreign and unfamiliar. I feel a little sloppy and out of control and most waves end with me laughing at my own clumsiness. On that board I’m a beginner all over again. [Read more…]
This past weekend we drove to Big Bear to celebrate the birthday of a friend. We enjoyed the feeling of mountain air in our lungs, dirt trails beneath our soles and the crisp chill that is so elusive in San Diego.
On our way back down the mountain on Saturday night as I took in the twilight view of mountaintops, silhouetted by deep purple sky, the music sweetly soared and everything felt right. [Read more…]
After getting all caught up with our posts from our 2015 South America tour, I wanted to go back through old photos and retroactively post some of them. Here are some highlights from January through April 2014. [Read more…]
Welcome to the start of Our Simple Adventure. [Read more…]